Next Generation Ionomers and Membranes

Your tasks

  • Research on next generation hydrocarbon‐based ionomers and membranes for electrochemical energy conversion devices (fuel cells, electrolyzers) 
  • Implement synthesis strategies (acidic and/or alkaline chemistry) 
  • Supervise undergraduate student projects and co‐supervise PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Publish scholarly articles and disseminate results at conferences and workshops

Your profile

  • PhD degree in chemistry, polymer or macromolecular chemistry 
  • Developed scientific profile in postdoctoral research study or industrial setting
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
  • Established publication track record
  • Background in electrochemistry is an asset
  • Experience with ion‐conducting membranes helpful

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on‐site infrastructure.

This is a fixed‐term position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.

For further information, please contact PD Dr Lorenz Gubler, phone +41 56 310 26 73.

Please submit your application online by 30 June 2023 for the position as a Scientist (index no. 5421‐00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Mariusz Prus, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland